FLOR DE CANA
Flor de Caña is one of the very few Caribbean rums that can boast ownership of all five production phases: sugar cane and molasses owned, fermentation and distillation of its own, aging and bottling on site. The Pellas family, originally from Genoa, settled in Nicaragua in the late 1800s and created the most important Ron distillery in the country. The company was founded in 1890 in Chichigalpa, one hundred and twenty kilometers from Managua. The initial intent is to create a large sugar cane plantation, in very favorable terrain for this type of cultivation. In 1937 an independent company was founded within the plantation, the Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua, for the production and sale of rum.
To get there, leaving Managua to the north and along the rough road that crosses the beautiful colonial city of Leon and the lush Nicaraguan countryside, you reach the Ingenio Azucarero San Antonio and the Flor de Caña distillery.
Ingenio San Antonio produces cane sugar and 64% molasses of sugar which is then processed in the adjoining distillery. Six distillation columns produce a distillate that is placed in small barrels of 135-liter ex-bourbon. and stowed in the almacen conditioned at 28 ° of temperature. The loss due to evaporation is equal to 7% per year. Today the Flor de Caña has 150,000 barrels in the bodegas of Chichigalpa, one of the most important stocks in the world.